Lodge Young Burrangong No.20
Masonry began in Young in May 1859, 3 years after gold was discovered in Demondrille. the first meeting was held at Burrangong Station and then at the Criterion Hotel. Freemasonry is one of the oldest and largest fraternal societies. It provides a code of living in todays society based on moral and ethical standing. Freemasonry is an organisation of men who strive to live by the fundamental principles of integrity, goodwill and charity. It is a non profit organisation that is heavily involved in supporting charity and community services. It is a society that unifies men of high ideas regardless of colour, creed or worldly status. The aim of Freemasonry is to join together man of integrity and goodwill from all walks of life in friendship. its sets high standards of behavior to be maintained in daily life by providing an example to the community. Who are Freemasons? They are ordinary men of the community, 18 years and over, of all religious backgrounds who share a concern for human values, moral standards, respect for laws of society and the rights of individuals. There are approximately 5 million masons worldwide and 70,000 in Australia and New Zealand.